Get A Better Tone With Fender Cables
Published: Tue November 27, 2012
Jack It In - Getting A Better Cable With Fender
An important part of your guitar tone is picking the right cable, not all are created equal and there's a few things to be aware of:
- Cable Capacitance - Due to the pesky laws of physics your cable will have an inherent capacitance which results in a loss of high frequencies, dulling your tone. Choosing a quality cable with good oxygen free copper will help but more importantly you shouldn't use a longer cable than is strictly necessary. If you're in the studio just try a short cable, also employing a quality boost/buffer pedal will stop the 'tone suck'. If you're on stage then a coiled cable might be the best way to get slack without wrapping yourself up in knots.
- Quality Jacks - The majority of your wear and tear will be from the jacking in and out at the guitar and amp/pedals. So choose a cable with quality jack connectors, preferably surrounded by moulded plastic to ensure the cable isn't flexing at the solder joints within the jack itself.
- Good Looks - Let's be honest, no one want's to be clashing on stage. Make sure you're all synced up with Tweed or all purpose black.